Criminal Justice - Geneva College, Christian College in Pennsylvania

BPS Online Degree Completion

Criminal Justice

Through compassionate and just service, Criminal Justice Majors work to bring civic order and restoration to a broken world and its people.

Bachelor of Professional Studies in Criminal Justice

Online Program

Geneva’s Bachelor of Professional Studies in Criminal Justice prepares graduates to serve as experts and leaders in law enforcement and legal professions who understand compassionate and God-fearing service in a local, regional, or national context. 

Every individual is made in the image of God, and is worthy of being protected

At a glance:

  • 36 major credits + 18 core credits* + 66 elective credits* = 120 credit B.P.S. in Criminal Justice  completed in as few as 16 months
    • *Up to 84 eligible transfer credits may be accepted to meet core and elective requirements (check out Highlights to learn more). You can also fulfill elective credits by pairing your Criminal Justice major with  an 18-credit minor  to further enhance your marketability to a prospective employer!
  • Our academic advisor will work with you to develop  a custom degree plan  that considers your transfer credit, life commitments, and financial aid eligibility 
  • Set the pace that's right for you  by choosing to take one or two classes per eight-week term
  • Avoid commuting to campus for an evening or weekend class and instead  complete all your coursework in the comfort of your own home
  • We strive to keep costs low by offering you  competitive tuition pricing, affordable textbooks,  and free access to the latest Microsoft Office applications

Highlights of Geneva's Online Criminal Justice Program:

  • The knowledge and experience you've already gained at other institutions matter.  We accept up to 84 eligible* transfer credits toward your bachelor's degree! Don't have 84 transfer credits? Don't worry! We have an extensive offering of core and elective credits to get you to 120 credits.
  • At Geneva, we understand that the pervasive effects of sin cause breakdowns and dysfunction throughout society and its institutions. As a result, God has instituted laws and authorities who are entrusted with upholding those laws. You'll  learn about how the criminal justice profession can serve God's kingdom by bringing about civic order and restoration.  In addition, you will see how the redemptive power of Christ allows us to view those who transgress the law as image-bearers of God who can still be redeemed and transformed into productive members of society. 
  • Courses are  taught by faculty throughout the U.S.   who are not only experts with impressive and diverse credentials in criminal justice fields, but who are also committed followers of Christ
*Ordinarily only credits earned at institutions accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). In the case of international transfers, nationally approved institutions will be accepted as transfer credit.

Benefits of Geneva's Online Criminal Justice Program:

  • Nationally, the  growth of employment opportunities in criminal justice fields is among the highest of all job categories , and regionally, Allegheny County has the largest number of employers in justice, public order, and safety of any county in the state of Pennsylvania.
  • Graduates can apply for employment or advancement in various law enforcement occupations.  New career opportunities  could include:
    • Police Officer
    • Correctional Officer
    • Fraud Examiner
    • Investigator
    • Intelligence Analyst
    • Security Management Specialist
    • Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff
  • The skills and principles you'll learn through Geneva's BPS in Criminal Justice program prepare you to not only engage the professional world now, but also to do restorative work with  eternal impact.

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